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Now in its moment variation, the winning 'Development and administration of customer sights' has been totally revised and up-to-date to hide the most recent concerns during this ever-changing zone of tourism. New features/topics include:* The Millennium Dome* nationwide Lottery funded tasks* overseas case reports* up to date information and examplesThe writer examines the standards that give a contribution to the luck of customer points of interest. 'The improvement and administration of customer sights' second version, covers each element of the method of constructing and coping with other kinds of sights. Theories explored in the course of the textual content are illustrated via more than a few examples and case experiences drawn from a few international locations. thoroughly revised and updated'One-stop-shop' and reference e-book at the rules of establishing and handling all kinds of attractions.New, overseas case stories

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For example, people in London are part of the catchment area for both Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park. Relatively few attractions have primarily national catchment areas. Such attractions are generally the market leaders in their field, like Alton Towers in the UK, or are located in major tourist destinations which have a national catchment area. This latter factor accounts for the national and international catchment area of many attractions in London and Paris. Only a handful of attractions enjoy an international catchment area.

The industrial complex covers some 1200 hectares. The whole site is covered in ultra-modern buildings, resembling something from a science fiction film. It has been developed in phases, with something new coming on stream most years. The decision to develop Futuroscope was taken in 1983 and the theme park element opened to the public in 1987. In its first year the theme park attracted some 225 000 visitors. 9 million 3 million. According to Davidson (1994), 88 per cent of visitors expressed a desire to return to Futuroscope.

Tourism was chosen as one of the key ways of achieving this goal, with government often working through non-elected development corporations to achieve the aim rather than working with local authorities with whom they were often embroiled in political conflict. Many attractions were funded by central government to try to achieve urban regeneration, including the following examples. 31 The Development and Management of Visitor Attractions Garden festivals • • • Tens of millions of pounds were invested in five garden festivals in Liverpool (1984), Stoke-on-Trent (1986), Glasgow (1988), Gateshead (1990) and Ebbw Vale (1992).

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